Month: August 2021

Night Time Views

Last night I went to Mount Penteli, a mountain in the north east of Athens. I wanted to take some night photographs of the Athenian landscape, and of course the blue sturgeon moon.

This mountain is very famous and signifiant as it was from this mountain that the marble for the Parthenon came from.

The Wrath of Zeus/Η Οργη του Δια

I like how the blurry lights mimic the lightning bolt.

After the fires a bizare electrical storm lit up the Athenian skies. A highly unusual weather occurence for the Attiki region for the month of August.

Fires are still raging in some parts of Greece…

Μετά τις πυρκαγιές μια παράξενη ηλεκτρική καταιγίδα φώτισε τον αθηναϊκό ουρανό. Ένα εξαιρετικά ασυνήθιστο καιρικό φαινόμενο για την περιοχή της Αττικής για τον μήνα Αύγουστο.

Οι φωτιές εξακολουθούν να μαίνονται σε ορισμένα μέρη της Ελλάδας …

Varibobi Fires (Athens wildfires)

A terrible disaster unfolded yesterday in the north east area of Athens. It is an area with a beautiful forest. The ‘lungs of Athens’ as it is called. In Greece we have wildfires every summer and we’ve had numerous fires this summer, but the Varibobi fire is huge and unusual. The area is a refuge for those living in the concrete jungle and who want to quickly escape the city.

This summer has been an unprecdented hot one for Greece. We are into our second heatwave of the summer and yesterday was the 7th day of the heatwave with temperatures reaching a high of 47° C in some regions. We couldn’t go outside because it is just unbearably hot, and we are advised not to. Heat exhaustion and/or sun stroke are things that you don’t want to ever experience.

The southern Meditteranean is suffering from excessive heat and fires everything made worse by climate change. I am afraid that it is only going to get worse if the worlds’ (corrupt) leaders don’t finally take REAL and DRASTIC measures.

Varibobi the following day

Other areas of Greece suffering from wildfires include Elia (where the town of Ancient Olympia is located), Northern Evia (biblical catatastrophe), Messinia, Arcadia.

The air quality in Athens is so terrible we are advised to stay in doors. And it is ‘raining’ ashes.

Pray for Greece and the whole world, because I’m afraid that wrath of mother nature is not over.